What is people?

  • (noun): The common people generally.
    Example: "Power to the people"
    Synonyms: multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi
    See also — Additional definitions below

People

A people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as in an ethnic group or nation. Collectively, for example, Jews are known as "the Jewish people", European Gypsies comprise the bulk of "the Romani people", and Palestinian Arabs have started to be called "the Palestinian people".

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Some articles on people:

California - Infrastructure - Water
... one of the most well-known examples of the lengths people will go to in order to secure adequate water supplies ... some time because we're now 38 million people and not anymore 18 million people like we were in the late 60s ...
Bal Thackeray - Illness and Death - Funeral
... of his death, Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said "I appeal to people to remain calm and maintain law and order ... People came from across Maharashtra for his funeral including the party's strongholds of Thane, Raigad, Pune, Aurangabad and Konkan regions ... Police said that 200,000 people walked alongside the hearse and were later joined by others on the way to the cremation site ...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Personal Life - Religion and Name
... My people were Yoruba, and their culture survived slavery (...) My father found out about that when I was a kid, and it gave me all I needed to know that, hey, I was somebody, even if nobody ... When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people ... And that's a terrible burden on black people, because they don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted." ...
Yorba Linda, California - Demographics - 2010
... The population density was 3,208.8 people per square mile (1,238.9/km²) ... The Census reported that 64,044 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 97 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 93 (0.1%) were institutionalized ... The population was spread out with 15,792 people (24.6%) under the age of 18, 5,574 people (8.7%) aged 18 to 24, 13,848 people (21.6%) aged 25 to 44, 21,414 people (33.3 ...
People From Bitola
... Further information List of people from Bitola Some notable people born in Bitola are Nikolce Noveski, footballer Karolina Gočeva, singer Hristijan Spirovski, pianist Janko Konstantinov, architect Igor ...

More definitions of "people":

  • (noun): Members of a family line.
    Example: "His people have been farmers for generations"; "are your people still alive?"
  • (noun): (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively.
    Example: "Old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
  • (noun): The body of citizens of a state or country.
    Example: "The Spanish people"
    Synonyms: citizenry
  • (verb): Fill with people or supply with inhabitants.
    Example: "People a room"
    Synonyms: populate

Famous quotes containing the word people:

    Every people have gods to suit their circumstances.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    For them it’s out-of-date and outmoded to perform miracles; teaching the people is too like hard work, interpreting the holy scriptures is for schoolmen and praying is a waste of time; to shed tears is weak and womanish, to be needy is degrading; to suffer defeat is a disgrace and hardly fitting for one who scarcely permits the greatest of kings to kiss the toes of his sacred feet; and finally, death is an unattractive prospect, and dying on a cross would be an ignominious end.
    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)

    It is true, these Roman Catholics, priests and all, impress me as a people who have fallen far behind the significance of their symbols. It is as if an ox had strayed into a church and were trying to bethink himself. Nevertheless, they are capable of reverence; but we Yankees are a people in whom this sentiment has nearly died out, and in this respect we cannot bethink ourselves even as oxen.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)